SOCHI, Russia - Wheelchair curler Sonja Gaudet has been named as Canada's flag-bearer for the opening ceremony of the Sochi Paralympic Games.
The 47-year-old Gaudet is the most decorated wheelchair curler in history, having won gold medals at both the 2006 and 2010 Paralympics
She also has three world championships to her name.
A native of North Vancouver, B.C., Gaudet will lead a Canadian contingent of 54 athletes into the Fisht Olympic Stadium on Friday night.
Canada made the podium 19 times at the Vancouver Paralympics and has set a goal of finishing top-three in gold medals in Sochi.
The Paralympics include wheelchair curling, sledge hockey, para-nordic skiing and biathlon, para-alpine skiing and para-snowboard.